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Iran official confirms downing of unidentified drone

The governor of Khuzestan Province and the Iran Defense Force confirmed on Friday the country has downed a drone above the port of Mahshahr, according to local news agency Young Journalists Club. The drone, Governor Ghulam Reza Shariati stated, belonged to a foreign country, but no more details were provided.

In June, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down a United States surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, sparking new tensions with Washington. US President Donald Trump said he ordered a retaliatory attack on Iranian radar and missile sites, which he decided to abort at the last moment.

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